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to the four screens here, right. you've got this other intern with quite a few lane yards. >> i am chuck todd. >> chuck todd, of course, is the well-known political correspondent. >> the real chuck todd is not here, no. >> did you just get asked if you were the real chuck todd? >> he kind of looks like a younger version. >> the facial hair. >> he thought he really was chuck todd. >> then this turns into a catch phrase. >> i am chuck todd. >> i am chuck todd. >>> copious amounts of alcohol on the table, giant hole in the wall, man in an irish flag cape. that's mr. jamie fearen. he's the world's greatest stuntman. he's about to teach himself how to fly. he's sizing things up. here we go. >> what? >> he did just work up the steam and go headlong through the window. i don't know if the window had said something to him earlier that upset him and made him angry, but he bolted through that. >> and we know this was not a movie set. that's not like breakaway glass. this is a real window. >> look at the cut on his arm. >> holy moly. >> he didn't even make it all the way through the window. >> oh, no. h
-court press on the road to the convention. tonight chuck todd and andrea mitchell on what the president needs to do. >>> new evacuations in the gulf. the storm is gone but tonight the danger isn't over. >>> deadly summer in one of america's biggest cities. how residents are fighting to take back the streets. >>> they're going for gold once again tonight in london with kate middleton there cheering them on. >>> and in the doghouse. good dogs, bad behavior and pet owners around the world adding their canine criminals to the lineup. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news world head quarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >>> good evening. president obama is on the campaign trail tonight hitting states that are sure to be hotly contested and sharpening the attacks and talking points that are likely to frame this week's democratic convention in charlotte. that will include the charge that mitt romney and republicans are pushing failed economic policies of the past. as democrats prepare to take center stage they'll face the challenge of convincing
correspondent chuck todd. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. president obama and mitt rom jammed as many meetings as they could today in a whirlwind trip to the big apple. while they didn't trade too many barbs, they did draw a contrast on serious issues and even less serious issues. the centerpiece of the president's visit to new york, his speech to the u.n. general assembly, focusing on the unrest in libya and the middle east. at times emotional. >> the attacks on the civilians from benghazi were attacks on americans. there should be no doubt that we will be relentless in tracking down the killers and bringing them to justice. and on this we must agree. there is no speech that justifies mindless violence. >> reporter: president obama also appeared to draw a real line in the sand about iraq's nuclear weapons. >> let me be clear. america wants to resolve this issue through true diplomacy and we need the time and space to do so. a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. >> reporter: but the president's strong words weren't enough to satisfy mitt romney.
, beginning with our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd down on the floor of the north carolina delegation. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. if the republican convention was all about trying to present mitt romney's softer side, the democratic convention has a different goal for the president. shoring up key parts of his voting coalition. tonight the target, hispanics and women. as workers inside the hall put finishing touches on the convention stage, democrats prepare to appeal to two key constituencies, women and hispanics, that favor the president but lack the enthusiasm they had for him four years ago. leading the charge on women, michelle obama. >> are you ready for this? >> reporter: in all, five of the prime time speakers tonight at the convention are women. charged with delivering tonight's official keynote address, julian castro, the 37-year-old mayor of san antonio. democrats hope his personal story will resonate with latinos. >> my mother worked very hard so that joaquin and i could have a very good shot in life and reach our dreams. >> reporter:
white house correspondents, savannah guthrie, chuck todd, tom brokaw. chuck, let's start with you down on the floor. we do get this jobs number tomorrow. what do we know about that in advance? >> reporter: well, the president knows the number. he probably has already found out about it. at some point after 4:00, after the markets close his chief economic adviser usually every month gives him a call and tells him what it is. they don't share it beyond the two of them. that's the way that works. so he will know it when he delivers his speech tonight. i know a lot of people are wondering will there be any clues as to how he delivers things, talks about the jobs picture and all that. that of course comes out at 8:30 tomorrow morning. one thing to watch for tonight, vice president biden's speech. it's been a rough week for vice president biden. new poll out showing more people have negative views of him than positive. he got bumped by president clinton and, brian, there's almost no buzz about him running for president himself, which is what vice presidents usually get at these conventions.
race. our nbc news political director chuck todd in our washington bureau with the results of our newest wave in the nbc news wall street journal pole just out tonight. chuck, good evening. >> good evening, brian. well, remember what this poll is, it's our first national poll after both national conventions and both candidates had goals they wanted to accomplish. the president to try to make the case that the economy was on the right track, and he had the right policies. and mitt romney trying to improve his personal likability. so let's go to the numbers. on the head-to-head, the president has a five point lead. it's a small, but significant lead. first time he's hit 50% in over six months. look at the perceptions of the economy. 42% say it's getting better. highest we've recorded on this poll question in two and a half years, brian. also has an impact on people's perception of which candidate would better deal with the economy. on this, president obama, mitt romney are tied. why is this significant? it's the first time mitt romney has not led on the question of the economy since
director, chuck todd, with us and numbers from d.c. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, well, evidence, let's start in the state of virginia, where mitt romney was today. there, the president, with 49, a 5% lead, in ohio, on the way to 270 electoral votes, the president has a 7-point lead. and down to the state of florida, this is the biggest surprise happening in the last campaign in weeks, something insiders have been excited about in the party. the president has opened a five-point lead. you see the president hitting 49 or 50, his job approval rating hits 49 or 50. the other interesting thing, the right track, wrong track numbers, for the first time since we tested in the polls, the right track is 49%, as you know an important number to gauge whether or not a president can win an election. there is an improvement on how people feel the country is going. some democrats say that is the clinton bump, referring to bill clinton's speech. >> and some of the numbers are ahead of the wildest dreams of the democratic campaigners. >> reporter: they are, the candidate that wins two of these th
there somewhere chuck todd. good evening. >> good evening, kate. while the republican convention was designed to reintroduce the country to mitt romney as a person this democratic convention is getting off to a bit of a defensive start as the obama campaign seems to be struggling with touting improvements to the economy without looking insensitive to the millions still struggling. gathering in charlotte to make the case their economic vision is better for america than the one outlined by mitt romney and the republicans last week democrats were thrown off balance by an old gop message repeated by the vice presidential candidate today. >> the president can say a lot of things and he will but he can't tell you you're better off. >> reporter: it is the same question ronald reagan used to oust a democratic president in 1980. >> are you better off than you were four years ago? >> reporter: and on sunday the obama campaign struggled to answer it. >> can you honestly say that people are better off today than they were four years ago? >> no, but that's not the question of this election. >> are we wher
away, romney doubled down on his position. our chief political correspondent chuck todd has been following this all day. >> reporter: good evening, well, last night, mitt romney turned the attack and brought it into the presidential campaign, despite being criticized even by fellow republicans, for the timing. he stood by that position and had discussion from the president. mitt romney, in jackson, a mere 15 minutes before the statement. >> it was wrong to stand by a statement with sympathy, to those who had breached our embassy. >> reporter: the statement romney referred to was issued by the u.s. embassy in cairo around 6:00 on tuesday morning, saying in part, the united states condemns the hurting of the religious muslims, the statement issued on the anniversary of the 9/11 attack was intended to distance the u.s. from the video that it angered protesters in libya and egypt and led to romney's first criticism, which then triggered this reaction from the obama administration. we are shocked that at a time of the death of one of our officers in libya, governor romney would choose
chief white house correspondent and political director, chuck todd, in the d.c. news room. and long there were fundraisers by politicians there have been these small gatherings where remarks are made, supposed to stay in the room where these did not. >> reporter: that is right, you don't necessarily know, is the candidate saying what he truly believes or is he saying what he thinks the audience wants to hear, particularly at a place like a fundraiser where partisan red meat is had, not just rubber chicken, if you will, that they eat. but the videotape, our national correspondent acquired, you do get a sense, at least of what the campaign is thinking. mitt romney sounded like a pundit, saying there is 47% of the people going to be with the president. no matter what. but the part where he said they pay no income taxes, that they will be part of the government. he put out a statement, trying to deal with this a little ways. and it is a reminder president obama when he was candidate obama, had a similar incident where he was overheard talking about analyzing folks in the state of pennsy
, and a dramatic tactical change from mitt romney. our report from chief correspondent chuck todd. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian, the closest thing we get to a debate until the two meet, they made back-to-back appearances at a forum that was designed to speak to a crucial voting block, hispanics. it didn't take long for the president to find himself on the defensive, starting with immigration reform. >> a promise a promise, you promised that. and with all due respect, you didn't keep that promise. >> i am happy to take responsibility for the fact we didn't get it done, but i didn't make a promise that i would get everything done, 100 president, when i was elected president. >> reporter: later, he first listed immigration as a failure, at the top. and then said this. >> obviously, the fact we haven't been able to change the tone in washington is disappointing. i think that i have learned some lessons over the last four years. and the most important lesson i have learned is you can't washington from the inside, you can only change it from the outside >> reporter: mr. obama did ac
campaign is anxious for traction. we begin tonight with chuck todd, our white house political correspondent. >> reporter: undeterred by a recent rocky stretch, mitt romney campaigned in colorado, insisting all is well with his campaign. >> we'll win, polls go up, some down. >> reporter: it is an aggressive attack, answering questions about whether or not the recent middle east uprising gave him any doubt about the arab spring. >> it is the right thing to do to align ourselves with democracy. and i was certain and continue to be certain that there will be bumps in the road. >> reporter: romney seized on the phrase "bumps in the road". >> we just had an ambassador killed, problems in egypt, and the race for the president, iran is on the edge of problems. pakistan, i don't consider these bumps in the road. >> reporter: the white house dismissed the criticism. >> there is a rather certain desperate attempt to grasp it, words and in that case that is profound. >> reporter: the campaign unveiled a new attack, the tv ads, releasing mitt romney's political tax returns with the remark that 47% of mi
's chief white house correspondent chuck todd, lay it out for us. how important are the debates in this particular election? >> at this point in time in the campaign, the stakes are enormous for mitt romney. he is behind, you can argue by how much he's behind, is it as bad as it looks in some polls in places like ohio or florida, but the bottom line is he's behind. he needs to come out basically not just even in the presidential, but it needs to serve as a way to fire up his republican troops, it's going to keep republican candidates from fleeing him, it's going to keep big money people from fleeing him. a decisive win by president obama will only add to the momentum at this crucial time when we have early voting and you'll see a whole bunch of candidates running down the ballot running from mitt romney. >> chuck todd in our washington newsroom, thanks. >>> tomorrow is the first monday in october, that mean tsz supreme court begins it's new term, the court expected to decide on cases involving affirmative action, specifically the role of race in college admissions as well as vot
from charlotte on this labor day that it's still true. chuck todd is nbc's political director in chief and howard the great fineman is an msnbc analyst. ladies and gentlemen in the crowd, here are the numbers. gallup tracking poll. out today shows the president holding steady with a one-point lead over mitt romney. 47-46. a margin unchanged in the past days. the survey of national adults showed a mixed reaction to the republican convention. 40% that heard or read about it made them more likely to vote for romney versus 38% who made them less likely. not a resounding bounce. chuck todd? >> i feel like we're at college game day. this is great. we got to put on the hat. will it be the donkey or the elephant? we've got to put on the hat. >> what did you feel like at the republican convention, chuck todd? ha! >> we said before these conventions there wouldn't be bounces. so far no bounces. why is there no bounce? $500 million was spent before the convention started. this is a locked in electorate. it was locked in before the conventions. it's locked in after. mitt romney was not trying to h
's go to our white house correspondent, chuck todd. >> i think we will hear similar words. but it's important that you did hear from secretary clinton first, and let me tell you why. thesediplomats. there are friends and donors in the safe countries in the safe allies, and then people like chris stevens who work under any administration, democrat or republican, and this was almost an attempt bisect clinton as a morale boost to the other career diplomats that are working in countries with large muslim populations, and we could see -- and there's a heightened alert right now, where we could see more protests taking place, and there's a concern for safety of those. you can't describe sort of the state department family there, and the importance of secretary clinton speaking clearly to the diplomat folks, and they put their lives on the line and don't have weapons to fight back with. it's a stark reminder of how tough some of the jobs are for the career diplomats. >> i want to bring in robin wright, who is the u.s. foreign policy, and she was a friend of ambassador stevens. thank you
from the region in live reports. >>> new swing state polls, nbc's chuck todd joins me with results that give us a much clearer picture of what will happen in november. the latest line on undecided voters might surprise you. >>> the iphone 5. could the latest apple product break new ground? and it's already setting sales records. that much we know. good morning, everyone. welcome to weekends with alex witt. let's get to what's happening right now out there. we have some new developments overnight in the film that sparked rage around the world. investigators are now questioning the man who is suspected of producing that controversial video. early this morning sheriff's deputy removed nakoula basseley nakoula from his california home. police say they're assisting federal probation officers but they're not calling it an arrest. >> he came along willingly. he was cooperative. absolutely no incident. he was very helpful to our deputy sheriffs. this whole situation is -- it seems to be coming to a peaceful and that's what all the sheriff's department wants. is to maintain public safety an
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, 2012. i'm chuck todd this is "the daily rundown." dnc vice chair is with us and my first reads of the morning. the democrats kick off their three-day convention tonight with their most direct appeal to two voting groups crucial to the president's re-election chances. women and latinos. preparing for her speech, mrs. obama arrived yesterday. she'll address delegates tonight and doing what she's been doing on the campaign trail for her husband. touting her husband's record on issues. >> this election, ladies, is a choice about supporting women and families in this country. >> it is now easier for women to get equal pay for equal work because of the ledbetter. >> we have to remind them about the two brilliant supreme court justices he elected. >> barack believes women should be able to make our own choices about our health care. >> just a taste of what you can expect tonight. now, the obama campaign says that the first lady will also serve as a character witness for the president. describing the tough decisions that her husband has made and she'll talk about how the president's ro
director, chuck todd. >>> good sunday morning. this weekend i spent time with governor romney on the campaign trail for an exclusive two-part interview on the state of the race and what specifically a romney presidency would mean for the country. we met up with the romney friday in manchester, new hampshire where they began a short trip down state for an evening campaign rally in nashua. >> this economy's going to come back in a big way and you're going to see more jobs again and you're going to see rising home values again and you're going to see more take home pay again. but it is going to require me being elected and new hampshire is going to do it. >> it was a day that also saw the president in battleground new hampshire to kick off his post-convention push to election day. >> now that both sides have made their argument, there's a big choice to make. and i honestly believe this is the biggest choice -- the clearest choice of any time in our generation. >> on-board the romney campaign bus, i asked the governor where the race now stands. >> so the two conventions are now in
scarborough, david brooks and democratic strategist dee dee meyer. chuck todd on what the polls tell us about the race. >>> announcer: from nbc news in washington, "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good sunday morning. election day is 44 days away. early voting starts in iowa, ohio and florida. polls showing a very small pool of undecided voters left. it's important for mitt romney as he tries to steady his campaign. joining us for a debate of their own, democratic governor of massachusetts, devalue patrick and kelly welcome to both of you. >> thanks, david. >> a lot to get to. let's start with the issue of taxes. mitt romney's tax returns showing in 2011 he paid 14%. he didn't have a job. this was interest income. governor, should this end the debate or should there be more? >> i understand people's interest and curiosity about the tax returns. his dad said tax returns for presidential candidate should be produced way back many years and i think it produced 20 years worth of tax returns when he was considered vice president. the more important issue is what is it he plans to do with m
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," joe scarborough and dee dee myers and chuck todd about what new polls in the battleground states tell us about the race. >>> good sunday morning, election day is 44 days away. but early voting starts soon in several key battleground states. polls showing a small pool of undecided voters left. it's important for mitt romney as he tries to steady his campaign before the all-important presidential debates begin october 3rd. joining me two top surrogates, democratic governor of massachusetts, duvall patrick and the republican senator from new hampshire, kelly ayotte. good to have you here. a lot to get to. let's start with the issue of taxes and mitt romney's tax returns he released showing in 2011 he paid an effective tax rate of 14%. he didn't have a job, this was interest income. governor, should this end the debate or should there be more? >> i understand people's interest in and in fact curiosity about mitt romney's tax returns. think it was his dad who said that tax returns for presidential candidates should be produced way back many years and i think he produced 20 years' worth of
according to chuck todd who was talking about this on friday morning suggested it's going to be neck and neck. very close too close so we'll see. >> it's interesting when you looking on the report understanding get a new poll out. it's creating a perception the president has sort of a land slide victory on the way. no, the convention bounces over and mitt romney has the lead and among independents it's a perception. but you are right because there are more registered republicans and democrats nationwide and it's how many. a lot of the polls where you see the president with a five or six-point lead you go into the internals and they have been oversampling democrats by 13 points. you have to take it as a grain of salt. you take a look at the polls two weeks before the election because a lot of polls realize their reputation is on the line. likely voters getting a quick and accurate view who might come out on election day. two weeks before the election that is when you should start paying attention to the polls. >> jon: kirsten you worked in media relations? >> in the white house. >> jo
of bbc's world news america. and our chief white house correspondent, and political director, chuck todd. >>> good sunday morning, with both sides in full preparation mode for wednesday's first presidential debate, the struggling romney campaign is recalibrating his message to better connect with voters on the economy and to attack the president on his handling of the latest foreign policy crisis, the evolving explanation of what exactly happened in libya. when our u.s. ambassador was killed more than two weeks ago on 9/11. we'll hear from a top obama adviser, david plueff. and the governor of new jersey, governor chris christie. let's look at the state of the race, the key battleground states, nine of them, we've done polling in all, here's a result in all nine, it's obama advantage across the board. look at ohio, plus seven. look at virginia, plus five. these are key states. is the race over? >> absolutely not. and that happened pretty quickly, right, david, you saw change in the polls happen quickly. i'm here to tell you this morning. it can happen quickly back the other way. i think
about the big start for the democrats in the arena last night. chuck todd was on the floor with us last night for all of it. his position approximates that of bill clinton, straddling new york and arkansas i told chuck. >> reporter: that's right. democrats feel really good about how night one went. now a whole bunch of complications. we already know about the weather and venue change. then this issue in the platform, even tonight's featured speaker bill clinton has a complication. he's up against the nfl. the president's arrival in charlotte was delayed today by the same weather that forced organizers to move his acceptance speech inside. then late this afternoon, delegates reacted angrily. when the obama campaign forced the convention to restore an endorsement of jerusalem as israel's capital and add references to god back in the party's platform. omissions which republicans had seized on and attacked overnight. still delegates did spend most of the day basking in the after glow of last night's rousing convention kickoff. >> after so many struggles and triumphs and moments that have te
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